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 Posted: Tue Feb 16th, 2010 11:42 pm
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I know I dissed what ifs earlier, but I was in a bad mood then.

I think that the biggest what if is - what if the pontoon bridges had gotten to Fredericksburg before Lee did. If not for some bureaucracy and bad roads in the winter of 1862, we might have a lot less to be talking about. If the Union army could have crossed the Rappahannock unopposed and then down to Richmond, I think the Civil War would have been considerably shorter. Gettysburg would be just another village in Pennsylvania.

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